Life Experiences and Managing Employees
Our life experiences teach us how to interact with others. How we manage employees is often a reflection of those experiences. We can change behaviors or create a new mindset and decide to interact with others in a different way. How often do you step back and review your beliefs around management? Do you consider respect as the most important ingredient in your manager’s toolbox? The following article clearly shows how you can use respect as the foundation of managing employees.
“What Peace Corps Taught Me About Managing People,” by Willy Volk on Huffingtonpost.com. He used his life experience to build a foundation in managing employees.
Simultaneously, and without knowing it, I learned many valuable lessons. When I started, I was a long-haired kid who couldn’t manage his way out of a dim room. By the time I left, I had acquired a solar system of management training. Here’s some of what I learned…
Though the author directed his learning towards managing employees, his thoughts are perfect for all relationships in your life: don’t assume, surround yourself with people smarter than you, participate in other’s lives but don’t live it for them, chose to do your best and relax as you can’t control life.